Finding joy in our lives

As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Joy! The delight of a sunset over the ocean, walking into an air conditioned building on […]

An evangelical therapist on parents’ ‘transgendered children’

What Do You Do When Your Child Tells You They Are Transgendered was the name of the keynote address at the Hope Gathering, 2012, given by Dr. Marc Dillworth. He’s a marriage and family counselor and self-identified Christian who specializes in reparative (also known as conversion) therapy for gender dysphoria; his keynote address was given […]

Kearny Mesa: A new plan for an old area

The old model for city planning called for separated zones for residential, commercial and industrial areas. The idea was that people would live in quiet, leafy residential areas and commute to work, avoiding the noise and pollution of commercial and industrial districts. This seemed like a good idea at the time but no more. Today, […]

What makes a family

The nature of family is inherently unique, despite a snapshot from the 1950s and numerous conservative groups claiming otherwise. My favorite course in college was an American Studies class simply named: Families in America. Already out and proud, I reveled in the way our professor educated about family structure throughout history, disproving the nuclear family […]

The DACA dilemma

Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program started by President Obama in 2012. DACA allows undocumented immigrants who came to the country as minors and who do not have criminal records (among other criteria) to live and work in the United […]

A powerful and haunting mystery from Jane Campion

I could watch Elisabeth Moss do anything. A few years ago, at the height of her fame as proto-feminist Peggy on Mad Men, Excedrin started rerunning an old commercial she did for them, and it’s utterly unlike anything else you might see on TV selling something; she could be doing a monologue from A Doll’s […]

Keep walking, keep talking — AIDS Walk strives to keep the conversation going about HIV

When it comes to helping in the fight against HIV, AIDS Walk & Run San Diego organizers are encouraging people to both walk the walk and talk the talk. Leading up to this year’s 28th annual event Saturday, Sept. 30, The San Diego LGBT Community Center launched the “Keep Walking. Keep Talking” campaign. Participants were […]

Patric Stillman: Committed to his creativity

  Patric Stillman has been active in the local art scene for over 30 years and is a self-taught artist. He is the founder and director of The Studio Door here in San Diego located in North Park at 3750 30th Street. Stillman grew up in Minnesota and as he explains, his love of art […]

Go for the music, stay for the food

KAABOO, the three-day multifaceted entertainment and lifestyle festival featuring the best in music, comedy, contemporary art and cuisine, returns for its third year to the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Sept. 17. Headliners include Pink, Tom Petty & The Heart Breakers, Muse and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Impressive, yes, but what […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: LGBTQ Latinos organizing Sept. 25

This Friday begins the annual National Hispanic Heritage Month. As I have often said, “The Golden State is turning brown” and San Diego is also, with Latinos soon becoming the majority. Monday, Sept. 25 there will be the first organizing meeting of the San Diego County Latino LGBTQ Coalition. The meeting will be held at […]

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